We ate shrimp tacos, trying to recreate the restaurant recipe with soft tortillas, black beans, white rice, sautéed shrimp, pineapple salsa.
We do not want to be apart. For each member of our family, including him, this is the hardest part of our sacrifice. We love him, and he loves us.
How those who loved you waited! Curled themselves into knots of childish longing – and then went home alone.
This summer, our family was given the gift of a photoshoot by a friend of ours who is just setting up his side gig of photography.
You know deep in your bones that what he is thinking or doing or feeling or chasing is going to land him in deep guano sooner or later.
Confession: I promised myself I’d never go back on WIC again – Women, Infants, and Children food and nutrition service. I used the program once before, for a foster son with special needs who lived entirely on Pediasure. He drank $10-$15 a day, and neither we nor his birth mother, to whom he was returning, […]
“The Lord thy God is mighty… He will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
Children, children. Don’t you ever stop chewing on each other? Don’t you prefer to lay down control over the minutia of the universe?
“Here is a beautiful pinecone, even though it’s a little squished, and that big big dandelion wants to come home with me…”
What I lack in a history of sexual sin I make up for in a thousand other ways, as named here. I am greatly in need of grace.
It means so much to me that Jesus rose – that He is alive with us in the baby snuggles and the new crocuses and the mocha cupcakes.